DKMS Foundation

AL MURRAY, one of the UK's most popular comedians, is working with DKMS to urge new potential lifesavers to sign up to the blood stem cell register. We launched a major media campaign with Al in November 2019 where he spoke of his work with DKMS on a number of high profile shows including Good Morning Britain, BBC News, The Victoria Derbyshire Show, and Sky News, as well as a number of radio appearances and national newspaper coverage. This led to a record breaking 20,000 new registrations in a single day to the aligned UK stem cell register. The multi-award winning comedian, best known for his alter-ego 'The Pub Landlord', has a very personal reason for leading this campaign his six-year old nephew Finley was diagnosed with JMML (juvenile myelomonocytic leukaemia), a rare and aggressive form of childhood leukaemia, affecting around one to two children out of a million each year and his best and only hope of survival was through a blood stem cell donation from a stranger.